The doctor's pay rise

This month around 150,000 NHS doctors in England will start to receive their pay rise, backdated to April 2023, rewarding NHS staff while making sure we stick to our plan to inflation.

  • Conservatives hugely value the work of NHS staff who not only offer world class care but ensure we continue to deliver on our priority to cut waiting lists. 
  • The government is giving junior doctors, consultants and senior NHS staff a fair pay rise as recommended by the independent pay review bodies. First year doctors in training will receive a 10.3 per cent uplift, taking a first year salary to £32,300 and £43,900 after three years’ experience. Consultants will see a six per cent increase meaning typical full time pay will rise to £93,600 per year. This is in addition to the 4.5 per cent pay rise last year and significant pension reforms. Pay rises will be backdated to April 2023. 
  • This award is final, independently recommended, and achieves a reasonable balance to allow us to halve inflation by the end of the year.


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